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NBA Trade Deadline: Credit LeBron James “The Trend Setter” and What Was Danny Ainge Thinking?


Let’s begin…

    Who would have thought a kid from Akron Ohio would change the landscape of the NBA with a one hour television special (that special could have lasted 2 minutes, but you have to add 58 minutes for Narcissism, Jim Gray, and the statement, “I’m Taking My Talents To South Beach” But hey, he did it for the kids…Trick love the kids). After LeBron James’ decision, there was universal criticism for what he did to the city of Cleveland, and justifiably so. Now I think it’s time to give LeBron James and Dwyane Wade some credit for being visionaries.

When Pat Riley formed the new look Miami Heat this offseason. He put the NBA on notice, and loudly said, “This is how the games, is going to be played.” Players and GMs took notice and the Superstar Trading Spree kicked into high gear. Now 8 months later Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams are already on the move to another city. Why…because the Nuggets and Jazz didn’t want to end up like the Cavaliers (By the way the New Orleans Hornets and Orlando Magic are on notice). The winners in those trade scenarios were the New Jersey Nets and the New York Knicks, but will their respective moves lead to a championship.

Despite the trades the Knicks and Nets have made, they’re still playing catch up to the Miami Heat. Not only does Miami have two hall of fame players, but they also have a hall of fame coach overlooking basketball operations. That’s something that neither New York nor New Jersey will be able to duplicate anytime in the near future. In addition to that, the new collective bargaining agreement is looming in the horizon. It’s inevitable that the new CBA will have regulations to prevent super teams like the one constructed in Miami. So, “Good luck to the Knicks and Nets, but I’d keep those championship rings on a wish list.”

I planned on stopping my post right here. As a matter of fact I had this written yesterday. I thought I was finish. Until…I woke up and big Baron Davis was on my television screen smiling with his homeless man’s beard. Underneath his picture it read that he was trade to the Cavs. So, I couldn’t resist weighing in on my man B.D. For the amount of money that Davis has stolen over the past 2 years this is justice. He’s always out of shape and would have eaten himself out of the league in Shawn Kemp like fashion, if not for Blake Griffin rejuvenating him. So Blake Griffin shows up this year. Baron embraces him, and even helps him win the dunk contest. Now the Clippers actually have the buzz that owner Donald Sterling wanted when he acquired Baron Davis 2 years ago, and what happens next…Baron and his beard are shipped to Lake Erie for Mo Williams. How pissed are you if you go to bed in L.A. and wake up in Shaker Heights. I mad just thinking about it. Then again I’m a Cavaliers fan so I’ve been pissed since June.

The other trade that caught my attention today was the Boston Celtics sending Kendrick Perkins to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. This is a great trade for Oklahoma City, and if they’re able to resign him, it will make them championship contenders for years to come. So, I know why the Thunder did this, and I applaud them. Now what the hell was Danny Ainge thinking? I’ve never been convinced of his skills as a General Manager, but who thought he would expose himself with a championship on the line? The Celtics are a championship team with Perkins, so why would they trade him for Nenad Krstic. There are only two reasons to excuse this trade. The first reason is that the Celtics believe they can’t resign Kendrick Perkins (he has already turned down a deal from the Celtics this year). The other reason is Ainge still owes Sam Presti for the robber he helped him pull off when he gave him Ray Allen in 2007. Personally I believe they wouldn’t have been able to keep Kendrick Perkins, but under this circumstance, you don’t jeopardize a championship. I never thought I would say this, but the Heat have a great chance to win a championship this year.

Now excuse while I go on EBay and place a bid on a Baron Davis jersey.

-Kortney Shane Williams

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Posted by on February 25, 2011 in Basketball

 

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NBA Free Agency 2010; All About LeBron James


Let’s begin…

So now that the NBA Draft is over and free agency is approaching it’s now time to give my thought on NBA free agency, and in particular LeBron James. Everyone has already stated their opinion on what they think will happen. Some think all the free agents will stay, and some think they will all go. So it’s only far that I give you my take.

    This summer will be a very telling point in these free agents career. The moves made this summer will stamp the stamp the first chapter of their NBA careers, and it will be the first indicator as to what is most important to each individual. So let’s just go down the list.

Carlos Boozer will end up playing for whoever is left out. He’s the wingman you stick on the ugly girl at the club. I think he will end up with the New Jersey Nets (or Brooklyn depending on if you’re a glass half filled guy).

    Chris Bosh will end up with the L.A. Lakers. There has been rumored to be a sign and trade deal on the involving Bosh and Bynum. The Lakers would be foolish not to pull the trigger. Bynum has heart, but he barely has a knee cap. If you con find someone dumb enough to take him off your hands, do it.

    Dwayne Wade stays in Miami. There’s no way dude is leaving Miami. Even though Miami is about as committed to winning as JaMarcus Russell, Wade will try to rationalize it publicly with the 2007 championship. Don’t you remember that championship? Yeah you know the championship. The one that had a limited Udonis Haslem, a washed up Gary Payton, and a misshapen Antoine Walker in the starting line up (would say Walker was washed up, but that would be an insult to the word).

    It’s not all bad for Wade though, because he will be joined by Amare Stoudemire. With Wade and Stoudemire the Heat will be a top 3 Eastern Conference team.

    Joe Johnson and his lack luster playoff game will be in New Jersey.

    I think that Rudy Gay probably ends up signing with the New York Knicks. The Knicks will be left out, and they’ll have to sell their fans something. So, I think they’ll sign Rudy Gay to save face.

    The next few players I call free agent stragglers. I think the name is self-explanatory. Ray Allen will be in Miami or New York. David Lee will stay in New York, and continue to put up NBA Jam like rebounding stats. Shaquille O’Neal will be in New York. I know it’s a reach, but I had to put him somewhere. Maybe he’ll start making rap album again, and we can act like the last 2 years of his career never happened. The other day someone asked me were I thought Nate Robinson was going …who cares. It’s Nate Robinson; just keep him as far away from the basketball as possible. Hopefully Nate Robinson and Gilbert Arenas join the And1 Tour. Then they can shoot all the half court shots they want, and drink red Mountain Dew.

    So, I saved the big prize for last. Where do you think LeBron James will end up? My opinion on this changes daily, so I’ll layout all possible scenarios, and start another post.

-Kortney Shane

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Posted by on June 27, 2010 in Basketball

 

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NBA Playoffs: It’s time For Penthouse, Townhouse, and Outhouse Invitations


Let’s begin…

 

The Outhouse

First the entire Atlanta Hawks franchise must get in. I’d even throw Mookie Blaylock and Stacy Augmon in the Outhouse, because of association. By the way I hope the debate about whether Joe Johnson is a max player is over. He isn’t a max player even though he will be paid like one (please see Rashard Lewis).

    Mike Beasley, I know you’re young, but welcome to the Outhouse. Enjoy your stay.

    The Denver Nuggets state of mind is welcome to have a whole section. Please leave your intelligence at the door.

    Dirk Nowitzki and Mark Cuban are up next. However, Cuban can go, but only if you leave Dirk.

Oh, Antawn Jamison get in the Outhouse, and don’t leave until Kevin Garnett stops pissing on you. I’ll make a deal with you. If you skip the last 4 years of your deal, I will start a Facebook campaign to send you back to D.C.

Mike Brown why don’t get in, and switch off with Antawn Jamison. You got worked by Doc Rivers, one of the worst postseason coaches ever (don’t email me until you check his record). So, Doc if you would do the honor, unload that big lunch.

    “Please rise and welcome the last guy into the Outhouse for the second year in a row.” I was just practicing Mo Williams’ intro.

 

The Townhouse

Ron Artest, Rajon Rondo, Paul Peirce, Vince Carter, Amare Stoudemire, you’ll are welcome to stay in my Townhouse. Please sit in the, “I don’t know if you’re for real yet” section. Now relax it may not be permanent. You guys have at least 4 playoff games left, so it could get better. Except for one of these guys, just guess who…it took you too long. Vince Carter he may lay down in the Out house while Peirce does the honors.

    Kevin Garnett and Doc Rivers zip up your pants and come it here.

    How about we send an invite to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook? You may make it in the Penthouse eventually, but as for now share the couch.

    Brandon Jennings welcome. By the way, you were right to skip college and go to Europe. It made you a better player.

Darren Williams and Carlos Boozer, come on in. Jerry Sloan can show you around, he practically lives here.

I’ve been debating whether I should, but I think I will. So LBJ, LeBron James, King James, The Chosen One…which ever one of your alter egos showed up for games 4 and 5 of round two please get in. If you don’t go to New York, please tell me a day in advance. I want to go to Florida and laugh about it with Isaiah Thomas.

 

The Penthouse

Dwight Howard, Stan Van Gundy, and the L.A. Lakers (except for Artest, he’s coloring his hair in my Townhouse sink) are all welcome. I have a feeling all you guys will be here a while.

    Steve Nash, it’s been a long time coming, but now you’re official.

    Grant Hill you’re that last one in. You have always showed up. Thanks for not taking the Anfernee Hardaway approach.

 

-Kortney Shane

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